Togo has recently granted a contract to two French companies for the development of its biometric ID system.

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Friday, 02 June 2023 17:35
Togo has recently granted a contract to two French companies for the development of its biometric ID system.

(Togo First) - Togo has reached a new step in its biometric ID system project. The country just trusted the project to Atos and IDEMIA, according to a statement issued by ANID-TOGO, the Togolese ID Agency, on June 1, 2023.

The two French firms will develop the biometric system inspired by the Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP). Concretely, they will design, build, test, and launch the national system. The system will feature iris, face, and fingerprint recognition technology.

"We are honored to be working with the Togolese government and its partners on this important project. The biometric e-ID solution will play a crucial role in Togo's digital transformation and national development. Atos is committed to providing a reliable and secure solution that meets the needs of both the government and citizens. We are proud to leverage our expertise in biometrics, cybersecurity, and digital transformation to support Togo's ambitions and contribute to a more inclusive and connected world," said Alpha Barry, CEO of Atos Africa.

The biometric ID project will provide all Togolese residents with a single ID number (SIN) which will ease their day-to-day transactions with public administration services, and facilitate the latter’s digitalization. The project is backed by the World Bank, through the WURI program. 

President Faure Gnassingbé recently announced a biometric census in line with the project. "There will be a third census to offer a biometric card to every Togolese so that we can be effective in our social protection policy." The Togolese leader was speaking in an interview with New World TV, on the sidelines of his country’s 63rd independence anniversary. 

"Having a unique, robust, and reliable identification system is a must in line with the government's 2020-2025 roadmap, on which the e-ID project is listed, in first place among the 42 priority projects and reforms," ANID- TOGO revealed.

Esaïe Edoh

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